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Arizona woman takes plea deal in prostitution case

YUMA, Ariz. — A third woman arrested three years ago, accused of running
a prostitution ring out of a Somerton massage parlor, has pleaded guilty in a
plea agreement.

Won Sil Shim faces up to two years in prison after pleading guilty to one count
of criminal impersonation. Prosecutors dropped 33 other charges against the
57-year-old Korean citizen and permanent U.S. resident. Many were
prostitution-related charges.

The Yuma Sun reported Shim was arrested along with two
other Korean women after federal and local agents raided the Smile Spa Massage
after receiving complaints about prostitution. She’ll be formally sentenced in

The other two women previously pleaded guilty to minor charges. One received
probation and the other six months in jail, although she had already served a


Information from: The Sun


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